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Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, issued a warning on Wednesday: The United States should remember that the state of Alaska was once Russian and that Moscow may begin to claim it.
Let America always remember: Alaska is part of the territory of Russia,” said Vyacheslav Volodin. Pro-Russian RBC. “So when you start trying to dispose of our resources overseas, you have to remember that we have something to claim.”
The Duma president also took the opportunity to accuse Russia of meddling in the US presidential election: “We [Moscovo] We will not interfere in your internal affairsAnd they are [EUA] They have been claiming for decades that everything that is happening to them, including the elections of their presidents, is due to Russian meddling. You don’t respect your presidents like that. One of them was bad, and now the other fell off the bike, well, here we are again.
For his part, Duma Deputy Chairman Pyotr Tolstoy proposed A poll in Alaska to determine the fate of that North American state.
The territory of Alaska was purchased by the United States from Russia in March 1867. $7.2 million (to date). On October 18 of that year, the American flag was raised for the first time in the state of Alaska.